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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Capacity building imperative to improve governance: Sharmila KARACHI: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Sindh for Culture and Tourism, Sharmila Farooqi Sunday said that capacity building is essential to improve governance.She said this while addressing in a two-day workshop on Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting organised here for Sindh Government officials to facilitate them human rights compliance reporting in wake of GSP+ obligations, said a statement issued here.Appreciated Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) for organizing the workshop, she suggested SHRC to extend its outreach, particularly in rural parts of Sindh, for the protection of citizens rights.She further said that numerous laws have been introduced in Sindh while two laws related to minorities' rights are under consideration in Sindh Assembly.The workshop, attended by over 50 officials of different government departments, held by SHRC in collaboration with Democracy Reporting International (DRI).Sindh Secretary Law; Aslam Shaikh, Joint Director Sindh Labour Department, Gulfam Memon, Senior Superintendent Police, Sindh, Faizullah Korejo, Chairperson ...

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Postings of police officials on merit helped curb terrorism: Qaim KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that postings of police officials on merit and high morale demonstrated by police and other law enforcement agencies' personnel have greatly helped reduce incidents of terrorism and other crimes across the province. He vowed that the government would continue to provide required financial resources to the police and demonstrate strong political will to cope with terrorism and other crimes. He was addressing a ceremony held ...

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Bilawal for early completion of police emergency response system KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the establishment of Police Emergency Response Centre 911 should be completed on war footing basis. This he said while visiting the SSU Headquarters alongwith Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali here, according to a press release issued here on Saturday. He visited various sections of the SSU Headquarters and met the officers, commandos and enquired about the professional ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree to joint border supervision QUETTA: Pakistan and Iran on Saturday resolved that they would not allow terrorists to use their soil for attacks on either of the countries and agreed to joint border supervision through latest vigilance equipment to check cross border activities. The decisions were taken in a meeting of Pak-Iran Joint Border Commission here.Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattah and Deputy Governor of Iranian province of Sistan-Balochistan Ali Asghar Mir Shekari signed on five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) ...

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Sherpao stresses full implementation of NAP  PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Saturday stressed on the full implementation of the the National Action Plan. He said had the NAP been implemented fully the Bacha Khan University (BKU) Charsadda incident would not have happened. It was another barbaric incident after the December 2014 Army Public School (APS) massacre. "We should have learnt a lesson from the APS attack," he added. Talking to the media here at his ...

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Unity only way to root out terrorism, extremism: Ashrafi LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Central Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said on Saturday that unity was the only way through which terrorism and extremism could be rooted out.Addressing the delegation of Pakistan Student Council, he said that political leadership should focus on eliminating terrorism, extremism and corruption from the country instead of levelling allegations on each other for their political motives, says a press release.He said that it was the responsibility of religious ...

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Kursheed uses important position for personal gains: Tanvir ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defense Production, Rana Tanvir Friday said that Leader of the Oppostion in National Assembly Khursheed Shah had appointed his brother in Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), as chairman.In a statement, the minister said that the appointment of his brother in PEC was illegal and added that Khursheed Shah also came to his office for extension of brother.He said that PEC had history of corruption and irregularities during the period of Khursheed's brother ...